Finding the right homes for sale in Asheville NC can be tricky. Asheville is gaining in popularity and desirability as magazines and newspapers alike compare Asheville North Carolina to New York City and use phrases like “the top secrete culinary destination”. Between the unlimited fabulous places to eat, local art, numerous yoga studios, fantastic breweries, and the mountainous nature that surrounds Asheville at your fingertips, it is no wonder that people are flocking to our city to live, work, invest, and play. Prices are rising as our city grows and now is the time to buy. With both the economy and the real estate market on the rise, we can expect steady growth both in the homes for sale in Asheville NC, and in your Asheville investment, whether it be work, play, or a home for sale in Asheville NC, that you snatched up at just the right time.

So where do you start your search? What do you do first? How do you know which home to snatch up? And, what do you do when you find it? Your first step and one stop shop, is to find a REALTOR. A REALTOR will have step by step instructions to get you through the entire home buying process.

First your agent will get to know you and what you are looking for. Understanding the type of home or property you are searching for, your price range, style, and needs are all a key aspect to finding you the right home. Your agent will have suggestions for local banks and help you find a bank that will work for you, not against you. Getting your pre-appoval letter is key for being able to view homes, and make an offer on the home you choose. Your REALTOR will make sure you get the pre-appoval letter you need with a trusted, local bank. Once your pre-approval letter is in hand, its time to start shopping for homes. As a local expert, your agent will answer any questions you might have about the area and possible locations for your new home. In addition, your agent will have direct MLS access and be able to show you any home for sale in Western North Carolina. It is important to trust your agent. They will set up the appointment to view the home, as well as representing you in the transaction. Once you have a candidate home to make an offer on, your REALTOR can also provide a personalized Comparative Market Analysis to make sure the home is priced fairly.

This is really the key in finding that home for sale in Asheville NC. Of course your agent will help you find a closing attorney, home inspector, lender, painters, contractors, insurance, and much much more. Lets face it, the main reason you need a REALTOR is for the access to the MLS and that home you have been looking for. The seller of the home pays for you to have an agent so why not take advantage of personalized, profession service that is key to your home purchase. Remember that having your own Buyers Agent is key. You should never use an agent that is representing the seller, or enter into a transaction unprotected. Your agent is your protection, so make sure you find a good one. What are you waiting for? Lets get started.


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